Posts tagged as decision

In ‘The Farewell,’ a family drama straddling East and West

By Jake Koyle on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Film director Lulu Wang knew her pitch for “The Farewell” was unconventional. She wanted to make an autobiographical drama about the time when, in 2013, her family learned that her grandmother in China, affectionately called Nai Nai, had stage 4 lung cancer and was given three months to live. The grim diagnosis was kept from Nai Nai, a somewhat common approach to death and dying in China. Wang, whose family…

Japan to restrict exports to South Korea, citing less trust

Monday, July 1, 2019

Japan is imposing restrictions on exports to South Korea, citing a decline in “relations of international trust” between the Asian neighbors. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said a review soliciting public comments starts Monday on the move to effectively remove South Korea from a list of so-called “white nations,” like the U.S. and European nations, that have minimum restrictions on trade. Starting Thursday, Japanese manufacturers must apply for…

Angela Merkel promises stability in spite of Social Democratic Party losing their leader

Monday, June 3, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the government coalition will continue working in spite of the fact that Social Democratic Party’s leader Andrea Nahles has decided to step down, BBC reports. «I would like to say on behalf of the government, we will continue the government’s work with all seriousness. We will above all do it with a great sense of responsibility,» Merkel said. Angela Merkel said she respects Nahles’ «far…

Puce calls on Usakovs to step down and not exaggerate his ”place in history”

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Environmental Protection and Regional Development Minister Juris Puce (For Development/For) has called on Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs (Harmony) to step down in wake of the search carried out at his offices and residence yesterday by the Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB). ”By continuing to hold onto his seat, Usakovs is causing considerable problems for Riga. I call on Usakovs not to exaggerate his place in history – the Riga City Council…

Manny Pacquiao suffered eye injury his camp fears could be a potentially devastating detached retina

Monday, January 21, 2019

Manny Pacquiao had a big night on Saturday, easily defeating Adrien Broner in a 12-round decision at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas that he hoped would lead him to a rematch with Floyd Mayweather.But Sunday morning, Pacquiao was hit by a potentially-devastating 1-2 punch. He discovered he had suffered an injury to his left eye in the bout that caused him to tell friends he had lost some…

European Commission committee adopts Rail Baltica implementation decision

Friday, September 28, 2018

The committee of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) operating by the European Commission on Thursday adopted the Rail Baltica railway implementation decision, which is the premise for receiving funding and sets the objectives, indicative schedule and management structure of the project. “This is a European Commission decision regarding five member states — Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland — who are directly or indirectly carrying out the Rail Baltica project or…

Parade is planned to commemorate the restoration of the Lithuanian Armed Forces

Friday, August 24, 2018

This year the Lithuanian Armed Forces, like the State of Lithuania, commemorate the centenary of their restoration. The main focus of this celebration will be a solemn military parade scheduled for November in Vilnius Konstitucijos Avenue. In addition to Lithuanian troops with their equipment, the parade will also involve NATO allies, troops of NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group deployed in Lithuania, NATO’s Baltic Air Policing Mission, tri-national Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian Brigade…

Neutral Switzerland wants to sell weapons to states in ‘internal conflict’

Monday, June 18, 2018

Switzerland, a country famous for its neutrality, announced on Friday, June 15 that it wants to allow the sale of arms in countries in the grip of an “internal armed conflict,” under certain conditions. Causing outcry from opponents, the Swiss government said that “war materials” could be sold, but only if they were not used during an internal conflict. “The delivery of war material to a country involved in an…